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Archive for April, 2006

What are you planning for late October?

This is what we’re planning on doing:-)


Code name “Bilby”.

Bandaid application

How to put on a Band Aid so it stays on all day. Don’t worry if you don’t speak Japanese. I figure there’s probably quite a number of bandaids in my future:-)

What Kind of Cookie Are You?

You Are a Chocolate Chip Cookie

Traditional and conservative, most people find you comforting.
You’re friendly and easy to get to know. This makes you very popular – without even trying!
What Kind of Cookie Are You?

Calvin or Hobbes?

Mostly Hobbes

You are 30% Calvin and 70% Hobbes

You’ve got elements of both Calvin and Hobbes, but over all, your sensible side wins out over your wild streak, and you tend toward the tiger. As the picture below indicates, the head is the first place that people usually turn to the darkside (i.e. Calvin): symptoms include irresponsible behavior and crazy ideas. You’re liable to both. But beneath that you have a heart, a sensitive side, and this more often than not carries the day.

My test tracked 2 variables How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 10% on calvin
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You scored higher than 73% on hobbes

Link: The Calvin Or Hobbes Test written by gwendolynbooks on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test

Hat tip: Mungo and KathyJo.

Egg link…

The link from the previous post is back up. Not sure what happened, but if you’d like to see the eggs, you can now.

For you all,

an Easter Egg or two. I’d like to do this again… perhaps not this year though.

A Charlotte Mason Education

A Basic Tutorial
I know I’ve mentioned Charlotte Mason to some folks. I like a lot of what I’ve read about it. This is a pretty good introduction to it.

The Minstrel Boy

Listen to a midi file here.

The Minstrel Boy to the war is gone
In the ranks of death you will find him;
His father’s sword he hath girded on,
And his wild harp slung behind him;
“Land of Song!” said the warrior bard,
“Tho’ all the world betrays thee,
One sword, at least, thy rights shall guard,
One faithful harp shall praise thee!”

The Minstrel fell! But the foeman’s chain
Could not bring that proud soul under;
The harp he lov’d ne’er spoke again,
For he tore its chords asunder;
And said “No chains shall sully thee,
Thou soul of love and brav’ry!
Thy songs were made for the pure and free,
They shall never sound in slavery!”

The Minstrel Boy will return we pray
When we hear the news, we all will cheer it,
The minstrel boy will return one day,
Torn perhaps in body, not in spirit.
Then may he play on his harp in peace,
In a world such as Heaven intended,
For all the bitterness of man must cease,
And ev’ry battle must be ended.